On the Soul 406b26 – 407b12

How did Aristotle Criticize Plato’s World-Soul?


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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7493670

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Aristotle, Plato, On the Soul, Timaeus, World-soul

Abstract

The aim of this article is to examine Aristotle’s critique in On the Soul 406b26-407b12 concerning Plato’s world-soul. First, as a preparation for this examination, Plato’s understanding of world-soul, which resides at the center of the Timaeus dialogue, will be discussed as it is. Then, Aristotle’s literal reading of this dialogue and the discussions in the secondary literature about what his arguments are in his critique, will be reviewed. The three main arguments that are thought to constitute the critique will be analyzed in detail, and the context in which Aristotle criticizes the world-soul will be explained.

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2022-12-31

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AKARTUNA, H. M. (2022). On the Soul 406b26 – 407b12: How did Aristotle Criticize Plato’s World-Soul?. POSSEIBLE, 11(2), 118–143. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7493670

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